It all began when Quad-City home builder Jim Schumacher realized that a cute little gambrel-roof barn in the onion fields of Pleasant Valley was beginning to fall into disrepair.
Poinsettias don't have to be tossed to the curb with the trees and tinsel once the celebrating is over. They can be restored to provide cheer for many more holidays, although it takes some work to make them color up again.
As housing costs — both buying and renting — remain high in many parts of the country, some people are finding trailer homes to be an affordable option.
Chareau's work straddles industrial aesthetics and traditional fine craftsmanship, clean spare lines and playful 1920s whimsy.
All you'll need are sandpaper, a drill, a bench vise and a block of wood.
Among my Christmas emails was one titled "9 years and not counting."
On the surface, nothing peculiar sticks out at Joyce Paustian's two-story residence tucked in a cul-de-sac just north of 53rd Street in Davenport.
You should never stand behind a table saw blade when cutting wood. The reason: "kickback."
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans eased to an average 4.12 percent from 4.20 percent last week. That was still sharply higher than a 30-year rate that averaged 3.65 percent for all of 2016, the lowest level recorded from records going back to 1971. A year ago, the benchmark rate stood at 3.92 percent.